The Brewers are now 0-1 on days when Jeff Suppan starts and undefeated in all other games. Today, they'll look to keep that streak alive as they wrap up their series with the Giants.
For the Brewers, it's Manuel Alex "Manny" Parra's turn. Parra posted a 4.94 ERA in 23.2 innings this spring, and a 4.39 ERA in 166 innings last season. He's never lost to the Giants, going 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA. He is, however, a significantly worse pitcher on the road in his career, posting a 3.44 ERA at Miller Park and a 5.40 ERA on the road.
For the Giants, it's Matthew T. "Matt" Cain, a man so mysterious Baseball Reference doesn't even know his full middle name. He threw 32.1 innings this spring, leading the San Francisco nine, and posted a 5.57 ERA. He's posted 417 innings and a sub-4 ERA for the Giants over the last two years, but the Giants offense has failed him consistently and saddled him with a 15-30 record. The Brewers have seen him twice in his career and given him a 5.54 ERA in two no-decisions.
Game time is at 6:05 Central time from San Francisco, and will be broadcast on the MLB Network, as well at WTMJ.
Thursday's Game Thread is now open.